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Daiya Seto (School of Sport Sciences, 3rd Year), first Japanese to win back-to-back 400m Individual Medley championships! Picked for Rio Olympics!

At the 2015 World Aquatics Championships held in Kazan, Russia, Daiya Seto (Waseda University Swim Club, School of Sport Sciences, 3rd Year) reached the final of the men’s 400m individual medley and won gold medal with a personal best time of 4 minutes 8.50 seconds. Having also won gold at Barcelona in 2013, Seto became the first Japanese to achieve victory in successive world championships.

Winning this gold medal earned him a ticket to his first ever Olympics and a place on Japan’s 2016 Olympic Team in Rio de Janeiro.

Race result

Men’s 400m Individual Medley Final: 4 minutes 8.50 seconds, 1st Place, Gold Medal


Seto gives the “W” Waseda sign after becoming the first Japanese to win back-to-back World Championships and earning his ticket to Rio


Seto poses for a commemorative photo on the winners’ podium


Photo of Japan Swim, April

(Photos: Waseda Sports Press)

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